Bottom (1991)

46 mistakes

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Starring: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall

Genres: Comedy

Dough - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ritchie, Eddie, Spudgun and Dave Hedgehog enter the pub with the fake money and order drinks, Ritchie asks for Absinthe but is told that the pub doesn't have any and is given Pernod instead. Later, when the £5000 pub quiz poster is pointed out, Ritchie says he's had half a pint of Absinthe and can't see anything. Where did the Absinthe come from if the pub didn't have any earlier in the episode and they never left?


Hole - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Eddie says that the fairground music reminded him of his dads funeral. But in many of the other episodes Eddie says that he has no idea who his father was.

Bottom's Up - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Richie and Eddie are on the roof and Richie starts his rain dance, watch the bottom of his trousers. To start of with he pulls the hem up to around his shins. He then starts and pulls his groin or something and stops and at this point the right hand trouser falls back down his leg. Then straight afterwards in the long shot you can see that it's back up again without him pulling it up.

David Mercier

Gas - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Eddie tries to electrocute the gas man, he shocks him on his bare chest. In the next shot, the gas man's tie has moved back to the centre of his chest. (00:13:45)


Accident - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Eddie ties the string to Richie's leg and slams the door, watch the leg. The jeans actually rip and the fake leg comes out and you can even see the actor's real leg tied underneath. It's really obvious in slow motion.

David Mercier

Dough - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Dick Head the barman is explaining to Richie, Eddie and friends that Skullcrusher Henderson is going to be visiting them to "discuss" their counterfeiting operation, a huge boom shadow crosses the scene back and forth several times.

Apocalypse - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: After the piano falls from the ceiling, Ritchie rumbles Eddie's "plan" and kicks him out of the flat. When Eddie is pushed out the front door and down the stairs you can see him falling to begin with, but halfway through he actually stops as if he's kneeling, then ducks out of shot. The sound effects lead us to believe that he's fallen all the way down the stairs and been attacked by a pack of dogs at the bottom.


Accident - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Richie is telling the other 3 guys to go to the corner, he still has his hands on the wheels of his chair. But when the shot changes and Richie says "if you need the toilet then put your hand up", his arms are crossed around his waist.

Gas - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Eddie and Richie run upstairs after seeing the gasman next door, they run into a wall just as Rotweiler walks out of his bedroom. The wall and the door wobble. (00:27:20)


Smells - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Ade Edmondson clamps the pliers onto Rik Mayall's nose, if you watch carefully you can see the pliers bend a couple of times, showing that they are made of rubber or something similar. (00:13:45)

Holy - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: During a few scenes after Richie's finger has been taped back on at an extreme angle, you can see Rick Mayall's real finger bent underneath it. This is most visible after his finger gets slammed in the window: look carefully after the window is opened.

Gary O'Reilly

Parade - S2-E4

Eddie: So, er, what did you do then?
Falklands War Vet: Well, I'd rather not talk about it.
Eddie: Why? Is it embarrassing? Shit your pants, did you? Cry, did you?
Falklands War Vet: Quite the opposite, actually.
Eddie: What, you sucked water in through your eyes?

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